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Re: new member: Annie Mitchell

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annie mitchell <[log in to unmask]>

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The UK Community Psychology Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Thu, 21 Nov 2002 12:45:06 +0000

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will do. Try the Alzheimers Disease Society, if you
haven't already - they are among the national leaders in
user/consumer led research and Harry Cayton, who has a very
refreshing, empowering and human approach,   heads up their
organisation and also is the new "NHS Czar" on public
involvement - there was a very nice piece about him in the
Health Service Journal recently.
Annie


On Thu, 21 Nov 2002 12:18:30 +0000 Rebekah Pratt
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Annie,
>
> Yes please do send me a copy if you can (address below) - I thought the web
> site was really quite good and will be useful for my own work.  At the
> moment I'm involved in a project where we are trying to run an early
> intervention in the form of a user led project for people with early stage
> dementia or Alzheimer's Disease.  Any thoughts/ideas/resources appreciated!
>
> Thanks,
> Rebekah
>
>
> At 10:58 AM 11/21/02 +0000, annie mitchell wrote:
> >Hi Rebekah,
> >Folk.us does have a website ( not a very snappy address I
> >am afraid) on http://latis.ex.ac.uk/folk.us
> >and I have a publication Small Voices Big Noises on lay
> >involvement in research which we have a few copies left
> >and can send _ I'll post one off to you and if not
> >inundated with requests to others too...
> >
> >I think that in the NHS it will be forward
> >looking managers, or clinicians who are really up to
> >speed on the modernisation agenda, who can most quickly see
> >the point of community psychology -  ( eg see the DoH
> >report Learning from Bristol): putting patients at the
> >centre, patients as experts, shifting the balance of power,
> >emphasis on diversity and reducing health inequalities,
> >emphasis on communication and team work, emphasis on
> >partnership.and multi-professional work...it's all about
> >social power and social support.  Seems important if we are
> >to  promote community approaches within the NHS that we can
> >make clear links with how what we offer can help the NHS
> >solce the problems posed by the modernisation agenda...on
> >the other hand of course, as non-clinicians would point out
> >-clinical psychology is  an expensive and rarified
> >profession....
> >
> >Annie
> >
> >
> >On Thu, 21 Nov 2002 10:04:09 +0000 Rebekah Pratt
> ><[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Annie,
> > >
> > > Thank you for your email.  I work in a clinical psychology department as a
> > > community psychologist and am really interested in the work you are
> > > involved in.  Is there a website or publications about the Folk.us work -
> > > I'd love to see some more about it.
> > >
> > > One of the things I have been thinking about is how to made an effective
> > > community psychology input in a clinical programme.  I'd be really
> > > interested in people's experience about what one can offer as a community
> > > psychologist that clinicians can readily relate to ... or am I just being a
> > > bit of a hopeless optimist to think that offering a community psychology
> > > perspective can influence clinicians at all?  Do others encounter a tension
> > > between the two perspectives, and if you how do you, or do you at all,
> > > succeed in linking the two approaches.
> > >
> > > Any thoughts out there on this?
> > >
> > > Rebekah
> > >
> > >
> > > At 12:05 PM 11/19/02 +0000, you wrote:
> > > >Dear all,
> > > >I have just joined the list so this is to introduce myself.
> > > >I teach on the Doctorate in Clinical and Community
> > > >Psychology at the University of Exeter, and have
> > > >responsibility for organising the trainees' placements - so
> > > >am keen to share ideas with others about promoting
> > > >community psychology practice within clinical psychology
> > > >training.
> > > >
> > > >My particular research/teaching interests are user
> > > >involvement in research and in professional training. I
> > > >hold a research programe grant (until March 04) called
> > > >Folk.us - the Forum for User and Carer Involvement in
> > > >Research, whose purpose is to try to shift the research
> > > >culture locally to make it more meaningfully
> > > >controlled/influenced by lay people.  And I am interested
> > > >in promoting and developing ways in which service
> > > >users/carers can actively influence and contribute to
> > > >professional training.
> > > >
> > > >One of my current pre-occupations is dealing with
> > > >the paradox that in some ways, given the government's
> > > >modernisation agenda, the sort of doors we have been
> > > >pushing on for decades re empowerment and putting people at
> > > >the heart of
> > > >service provision have been suddenly flung open - but in a
> > > >context of increasing managerialism such that there isn't
> > > >time to think or breathe for endlessly working on processes
> > > >whereby our work is centrally  monitored and controlled.
> > > >Another preoccupation is about how to promote
> > > >multi-professional teaching/ learning in a way that isn't
> > > >dominated by the vested interest of the professional groups
> > > >involved.
> > > >
> > > >Locally we have recently started a south west community
> > > >psychology network - a place where like minded people can
> > > >share ideas and nourish/cherish ourselves every couple of
> > > >months.
> > > >
> > > >Thanks for starting up the list; look forward to maybe
> > > >building new links and connections.
> > > >
> > > >Annie
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >Annie Mitchell
> > > >Lecturer in Psychology,
> > > >Clinical Director, Doctorate in Clinical and Community Psychology,
> > > >
> > > >School of Psychology,
> > > >Washington Singer Building,
> > > >University of Exeter,
> > > >Exeter,
> > > >EX4 4QG
> > > >
> > > >Phone 01392 264621 or
> > > >Liz Mears, Programme Administrator 01392 403184
> > >
> > > Rebekah Pratt
> > > Sub-department of Clinical Health Psychology
> > > University College London
> > > Gower Street
> > > London WC1E 6BT
> > >
> > > Tel: 020 7679 1844
> > > Fax: 020 7916 1989
> > > E-mail: [log in to unmask]
> >
> >Annie Mitchell
> >Lecturer in Psychology,
> >Clinical Director, Doctorate in Clinical and Community Psychology,
> >
> >School of Psychology,
> >Washington Singer Building,
> >University of Exeter,
> >Exeter,
> >EX4 4QG
> >
> >Phone 01392 264621 or
> >Liz Mears, Programme Administrator 01392 403184
>
> Rebekah Pratt
> Sub-department of Clinical Health Psychology
> University College London
> Gower Street
> London WC1E 6BT
>
> Tel: 020 7679 1844
> Fax: 020 7916 1989
> E-mail: [log in to unmask]

Annie Mitchell
Lecturer in Psychology,
Clinical Director, Doctorate in Clinical and Community Psychology,

School of Psychology,
Washington Singer Building,
University of Exeter,
Exeter,
EX4 4QG

Phone 01392 264621 or
Liz Mears, Programme Administrator 01392 403184

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